A Week in Review … (and FREE Stuff @ the bottom) Time’s Up!

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Dudes! Time flies!

DutchBlitz was going to do a year in review … then deemed it lame. While I don’t think it would have been lame, it might have been nearly fricking impossible (and long).

I figure I’ll just review this past week for you …

We had a VERY Merry Christmas (that’s if you leave out the work and the germs)!

The toys were a hit with kids of all ages:

Neo Shifter Dad
Ummm … Daddy? That toy was for Sam!

DS Grandpa
Grandpa! Can Lizzy have a turn now?

My Little Pony and Great Grandma
Just a little bit longer Georgia and Great-Grandma will let you have a go!

We had four generations to celebrate Christmas, the only thing missing was our Hayley. Make sure to go on over to her blog and wish her a Happy New Year!

Pencils from Brazil
Hayley sent these pencils from Brazil for Georgia, as you can see they are a BIG hit with Lizzy, right up until Georgia ate all the tips off. No worries, we have a knife … we can resharpen!

Lizzy New Hat
I love Lizzy in her new hat from my sister and family in New Orleans.

Georgia's Printing
Ahhhh … Georgia your signature is precious! I’m amazed how quickly they ‘get’ the idea of symbols. She already makes funny little shapes and is calling them numbers and letters.

Eeek! Sorry people, if your not related to me by blood, my two year old’s scribbles memoirs are probably helping you nod off to sleep about now. WAKE UP!

Canmore View
Boxing Day we headed for the Rockies!

Then the next day Sam’s ‘cold/flu’ turned into a ‘cold/flu with a RASH’ (unlike OMSH who is obviously more on the ball than I — I forgot the camera and had no exciting ER pictures) and he seemed especially lethargic and sick, so we headed for the ER. It turns out he has the Measles! AND he has been immunized … go figure!

Germs and Game Night
Instead of skiing as planned the next day or so was spent indoors playing games. Sam really liked the mask he was given at the hospital, turns out it is a lot easier to wear it and avoid your parents and grandparents hollering, “COVER YOUR MOUTH WHEN YOU COUGH”!

Finally on Saturday and Sunday; Lizzy, Mr. MK and I made it to Sunshine Village for some much deserved recreation.

SunShine Gondola
It’s a chilly gondola ride up to the ski resort.

SunShine Skiing
A cloudy day @ the top of Goat’s Eye Mountain — 9200′! It’s all downhill from here.

Eagle's Nest Cliff Klavin
This is the ‘tough spot’ on Lizzy’s favorite run – The Eagle’s Nest is a black diamond that seems unusually easy until you get to ‘Cliff Klavin’. Come on Lizzy …

Happy New Year!

Psst! Don’t forget the giveaway … it ends tomorrow.


I am giving away TWO Ju-Ju-Be MiniBe Diaper Bags! Value $140 USD

The 1st Winner will be choosen randomly from all new comments posted on all posts between December 21, 2007 and January 1, 2008.
The 2nd Winner will be choosen randomly from all the bloggers that post about this contest on their websites (make sure to come back leave a link in the comments section, so I know who you are).

We're Giving Away Two FREE Bags

Win this great Ju-Ju-Be MiniBe Diaper Bag (psst … we have tons of great JuJuBe Bags @ thebabymarketplace.com – use coupon code: jujube15 and save 15%).

Good things come in mini packages. Now you can carry all the essentials hands free… but we anticipated some bickering over who gets to carry it. We included two sets of straps so you can swap out when your mini me wants something their size… smart huh?


    Insulated snack pocket
    Quick reach outside pocket that conveniently fits diapers and a wipes pouch
    Two exterior insulated bottle pockets
    Extra long key clip
    Picture pocket for bragging
    Outside magnetic pocket
    Two sets of straps… one set long enough for mommy, one set short enough for the little kid that wants to carry his/her own stuff
    Measurements: 7 3/4″ x 12″ x 4″

We have three different colors … we’ll let the lucky winner choose their favorite.

You are welcome to use this linking code, but only if you want to.

Kim the owner of thebabymarketplace.com – a great online spot for Baby Clothing, Shoes, Toys, Gifts and Cloth Diapers is hosting the December JuJuBe Diaper Bag Give-Away @ mommyknows.com go on over and comment and be entered to Win one of two great JuJuBe MiniBe Diaper Bags!

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Have a safe and happy holiday season!

MK xo

Categories: FamilyGeneral


OMSH · December 31, 2007 at 3:16 pm

Oh hey, I put that in my brain bits – forgot to tell you.

KIM! Measles! AAACKK! And? Just so you don’t think I’m totally camera crazed, I took my iPhone into the ER, but not my camera. Although I was certainly bored enough WAITING that it would have been nice to terrorize the staff. The staff that was sitting around and doing NOTHING. Geez louise.

The snow photos are FABULOUS.
Tell Hayley that I want some of those pencils! HOW COOL ARE THEY?

Y’know, I don’t want to ski, but I’d sure love to take photos of all that snow. I’d even go and babysit measles boy next time if you want to tuck me into an extra suitcase. :)

Angella · December 31, 2007 at 3:24 pm

Hey you! I just meant that MY Year In Review post would be lame :)

Your photos are amazing, and sounds like a great Christmas. Happy New Year!

Carey · December 31, 2007 at 3:32 pm

Awesome photos, i hope Sam is feeling better. And the skiing, I hope you really didnt ski down that cliff…ohmy. Happy New Year to you all!

Keara · December 31, 2007 at 3:42 pm

Where you live is BEAUTIFUL! I hope Sam is feeling better soon. I cannot believe he got it even though he had the shot. Wonder how often that happens!?!?! Happy New Year! Hope I win a diaper bag! I left a comment in my blog. http://nowiknowwhatlifeisallabout.blogspot.com/

Amanda · December 31, 2007 at 3:49 pm

WoW! How do you do it?! The pics keep getting better and better.

I think I was on the other side of your kids this year – I was the one playing with all of my daughters toys before she got to (of course just to test to make sure they were safe!!).

MommyKnows · December 31, 2007 at 4:26 pm

@ OMSH – thanks for the brain bits. Lord knows it’s just what I need. Hahaha.

@ Angella – I know you meant ONLY yours would be lame, but I was too lazy to even attempt it!

@ Carey – Mr. MK did ski down Cliff Klavin, but I wouldn’t allow Lizzy to go down. She and Sam skied it last year in the spring but there was more snow and less Cliff Klavin.

@ Keara – I am waiting to hear from communicable disease people on possible causes. As he has been immunized it is a mystery, both where it came from (last known outbreak in Canada was 3000 miles from us) and why he got it. I am hoping Georgia doesn’t get it as she has just one immunization under her belt not the required two.

@ Amanda – Thanks … enjoy your new toys!

bree · December 31, 2007 at 4:53 pm

Happy New Year! Your Christmas looks fan-tab-ulous! The snow?? to die for…its beautiful! And the measles?? Holy Heck! that is crazy!! I hope that Georgia doesnt get it! I thought about doing a year in review, but this year was kinda sucky, not much to really want to go back over..haha- I keep reminding myself that being blessed with the birth of our now almost one year old and the fact that we have each other and are healthy.. the rest can be buried in the past. My new motto is “Things will be great in 2008!” ;)

HeatherK · December 31, 2007 at 5:01 pm

Oh gosh, I would love to spend a week with your family (minus the measles!) I adore the photos of the older generation hogging the kids gadgets and toys. You have such a lovely family!

Michelle · December 31, 2007 at 6:54 pm

I love sunshine!! this will be my first time in about 4 years that we don’t go :-(

Safire · December 31, 2007 at 7:31 pm

Happy New Year!

Laura · December 31, 2007 at 7:46 pm

What an eventful week… 2008, here we come!

I’ve heard of a couple of weird cases where kids get diseases that they are immunized against… but I think the fact that they already have antibodies makes it an ‘easier’ sickness and possibly shorter. We had a very scary week last February when we thought our oldest had measles, but it turned out to be scarlet fever… still not fun, so I hope Sam is doing better soon!

Andrea · December 31, 2007 at 8:38 pm

I am so jealous of you out there in the mountains…sigh! haha. :) Oh well…glad you had fun skiing anyways!

Hannah · January 1, 2008 at 12:51 am

Sounds like a great Christmas (apart from the ER trip … though he look pretty happy in that pic). I’m jealous of your white Christmas!! We have Christmas in summer down here in NZ so have been beaching it! :-)

Lisa · January 1, 2008 at 1:49 am

Looks like Christmas was a big hit. Sorry about the measels. Who would have guessed that. Have a happy New Year!!!

Deb · January 1, 2008 at 9:11 am

Sounds like you had a fantastic holiday (minus the measles and Hayley!) All the best in the New Year!

katie bowen · January 1, 2008 at 10:23 am

oh no…i guess sickness and this winter go together! HEALTH in the NEW YEAR!

Angela · January 1, 2008 at 11:04 am

OMG.. I sooo want that diaper bag.. the chocolate one is divine!!

Im blogging you now :

Jamie · January 1, 2008 at 11:06 am

Oh man, measles?? Seriously???

Happy New Year to all of you!

Allison B · January 1, 2008 at 11:11 am

good heavens, your poor son. i sure hope he gets better now. did they say if measles are going around??

btw–nothing beats 2yr old love letters..or 4 yr old for that matter.

ur pics are amazing–i havent been to the mountains for a few yrs–i hear them calling me now..lol..thanks alot, now ive got mountain lust. those pencils rock!! and thet’re even better bow since georgia “fixed” them..lol

robin · January 1, 2008 at 1:28 pm

Oh how pretty! My daughter is expecting in a few weeks and still doesn’t have a diaper bag picked out. She’d love this one.
Thanks for the contest!

Amanda · January 1, 2008 at 1:58 pm

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this bag!!

Paige · January 1, 2008 at 1:59 pm

What a fun Christmas vacation–except for that measles thing.

tanyetta · January 1, 2008 at 2:44 pm

i blogged about it too!
please count me in twice. thank you :)

Kilikina · January 1, 2008 at 3:56 pm

count me in on the diaper bag.

Ok. measels and Sam was vaccinated? WILD. And those scenery pics of the resort were beautiful!

Cocoa · January 1, 2008 at 4:16 pm

Wow! I lurve the mountain pictures. We went sledding (tubing) on Christmas Eve Day and had a blast.

Naomi · January 1, 2008 at 4:42 pm

posted here:

thanks for the mountain pictures!

jw4mkc · January 1, 2008 at 5:05 pm

I am completely jealous of the snow and the skiing and all of that! Not the measles though! Also, you are so cute doing the pics of the parents/grands playing.. CUTE CUTE CUTE!! We had a lot of that. My sister said my nephew had to have this STINKIN – Nap Yap and…oh..crap..no, no, not crap..but..hmm – Oh, Laugh Yap & Nap Donkey *from Shrek* – Well, I think it was her that wanted..although, I must admit, everyone that laughed at her ended up being entertained by it at one time or another. I mean, for Heaven’s sake, the think mumbles when you hold it’s mouth shut, then says “get your dirty hands off me like that” when you let go.. hahaha – Oh..and we saw the cutest video – go to youtube and search ‘evil eye baby’ – I swear, any minute this baby is gonna say “what you talkin’ bout Willis?” haha ENJOY!

Deborah · January 1, 2008 at 6:10 pm

My daughter is expecting in mid-June…would love for her to have one of these beautiful bags!

Erinn · January 1, 2008 at 8:22 pm

I just found your blog today. Your photographs are so clear. I am expecting my first in May and would love a chance to own the diaper bag.

Caryn B · January 2, 2008 at 12:14 am

AWESOME diaper bag!!! : )

Noreen · January 2, 2008 at 2:02 am

cute bag
sorry about the measles, I had the chicken pox twice, a month apart as a kid

jenn · January 2, 2008 at 6:35 pm

man looks like you guys are having an awesome time! dont ya just love how adults like to um share the new toys! im so sorry your lil man is sick! I guess its going around like mad right now. we all just got over a terrible virus, now me and my oldest son have strep! go figure!thanks for the comment btw!

taryn · January 3, 2008 at 8:47 pm

Cute bag!

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